Stopover in TahitiOn our return trip from New Zealand we stopped over for a brief, 3-day visit to Tahiti.
Tahiti's not a bad place to spend a few days relaxing, but if you've been to other tropical vacation spots it's easy to become jaded. Throughout Tahiti's main populated areas, Papeete and Faa'a, we saw a lot of boarded up buildings, graffiti everywhere, trash lined the roads, and groups of idle men loitered about. This is a tourism based economy, though, so perhaps this is indicative of an island that has been hit especially hard by the global recession. Our hotel has over 300 rooms, but I can count on one hand the number of times we encountered another guest in the hallways or on the elevator.
Posted by Dan 10/30/2012, revised 11/11/2012 by Dan
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